Game Day Preview (Baseball vs. South Mountain)
Records: Yavapai (8-6 overall, 0-0 conference) swept a doubleheader over Thompson Rivers on Wednesday, 34-0 and 14-2. South Mountain (9-3 overall,0-0 conference) beat Tohono O’Odham club team on Tuesday, 20-0 and 11-1.
All-Time: The Roughriders are 58-46 against the Cougars.
Last Meeting: YC split a doubleheader with SMCC on April 11, 2015, 4-5 and 4-2.
The setting: The Roughriders are 3-1 at home this year.
Players to watch: Yavapai — Nate Easley, Nikko Delgado and Gavin Johns; South Mountain – Markus Montelongo, Rigo Aguilar and Justin Wick.
Coaches: Yavapai — Ryan Cougill (121-63/4th Season); South Mountain – Todd Eastin (13th season).
Fun Facts: Conference opener for both teams…In their very first meeting in 1982, YC beat the Cougars, 11-3…Nate Easley leads the NJCAA in stolen bases (12/13)…Gavin Johns is second in the NJCAA in RBI’s (21)…As a team, Yavapai is 6th in the NJCAA in hitting (.385) and 1st in RBI’s (117)…
Former Roughrider assistant baseball coach Josh Garcia is an assistant for the Cougars.